My Second Prompt Fill

I just posted my second fill for the spnkink_meme

I had a really great time writing it! It’s even longer than the other fill I wrote. I’ve never been able to write a really short fic.

It’s pretty cool having the prompts. I’ve never really been all that good at coming up with fresh ideas for what to start with when writing for fandom, so having a prompt to go off is a relief! Not only do I have a starting point, but I know at least one person is interested in what I’m about to write.

It’s also nice to be able to work on this in the little chunks of spare time I get. Because of my job, I don’t get a ton of time to plot or work out new ideas, but it seems that when I read prompts, tons of ideas start going through my head and it seems to flow very easily, which means I get to write, like I really love doing, and it doesn’t take a ton of time.

I haven’t looked too hard at other communities, but now I’m wondering if there are prompt communities out there that allow for anonymous posting for non-kink-related fic. Not that I don’t like kink — I love kink — but it might be fun to do other things whether it’s gen or not that focus either on a case or something like that.

The two prompts I’ve filled have been for Supernatural, but I like quite a number of fandoms.

I’ll have to search around and see if I can find a non-kink, anonymous fill community.

I’ve been in fandom for years, been on LJ for years, and so it seems a bit silly that I have to search for such things, but this writing anonymously thing just didn’t occur to me until really recently, so I’ve never looked at a community before with the idea that I could write for them.

Yeah, I’m a dork.

I’m still too nervous to post the fills here, so if anyone is reading these posts and wondering where the fills are, don’t search for them here 🙂

~Maya

Feedback on My Prompt Fill

I’ve gotten positive feedback from two different posters on my first prompt fill!!! I’m SO excited!

I’ve already started looking for a new prompt to fill. I’m having a hard time deciding because there are so many prompts, but I had a really great time filling the other one, and I hope the next one I can feel even more comfortable/confident doing it!

~Maya

My First Prompt Fill!

I just filled my first prompt for spnkink_meme

I’ve never filled a prompt before, and I’ve never posted a fic of my own on LJ before, anonymously or under my LJ handle.

I posted one fic years ago for the Stargate fandom on an archive dedicated to SG1 and SGA, but after a couple of comments about how odd domestic discipline was, how it was strange that Jack and Daniel had that relationship and it wasn’t sexual, and after some not-nice things said, I gave up posting.

There were a couple of people who complimented me, but the negative comments hit me really hard. I don’t have thick skin when it comes to my writing.

I’ve written for as long as I can remember. In fact before I could even write myself, I’d tell my mom stories and she’d write them down for me. But when it comes to bad reactions and negative criticism, I don’t handle it well.

But I love writing! So after years of reading anonymous fills at various LJ communities, the thought occurred to me that I should try it out. I don’t know why I’d never thought of it before, but it just hit me a few weeks back that I could and should do it.

If people don’t like what I’ve written, they’ll have no idea who I am, and even if they bash me for it, I can write something else, post it, and they’ll likely never know I wrote both things.

At least this is what I’m telling myself.

So I went through the prompts and picked a handful that I thought sounded interesting. I worked on it for a few days, then posted it just now. I’m nervous, but not near as nervous as I was when I posted with my own name years ago.

When I use my own name/my LJ handle, It feels like I’m ripping a piece of myself out and leaving it out for everyone to do what they please with it, and people can be very harsh. Posting anonymously didn’t feel nearly as scary as that!

I hope the OP likes it, and I hope others do too!

I’m too nervous to post my fic at my journal, but maybe someday if I get good feedback and I feel comfortable with what I’ve written being associated with my name, then I’ll post it here.

~Maya